Journalist travel grants available for 10th Heidelberg Laureate Forum

Report on the meeting of the world’s most talented mathematicians and computer scientists

This September, recipients of the Abel Prize, ACM A.M. Turing Award, ACM Prize in Computing, Fields Medal, IMU Abacus Medal and the Nevanlinna Prize are invited to gather in Heidelberg to meet with 200 young researchers from all over the world at the 10th Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF). In order to reach a broader, more diverse and international audience, the Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation (HLFF) encourages journalists to cover the event and affords them the chance to interact with the preeminent scientists of mathematics and computer science. The 10th HLF will take place from September 24 to 29, 2023, and applications for the journalist travel grants are accepted until April 30, 2023.

The HLF is an annual networking conference where 200 carefully selected young researchers in mathematics and computer science have the unique chance to meet distinguished scientists in their fields for one week of interdisciplinary academic dialogue. The vibrant atmosphere of the event inspires a blend of acute scientific discussions and informal interactions among the participants, setting the HLF apart from traditional conferences. Panel discussions, lectures and workshops spur scientifically driven debate, which is then balanced by a variety of social events, permitting participants to pursue their discourse in an inviting environment.

In celebration of the 10-year anniversary of the HLF, this year’s Forum will feature a number of special guests, innovative formats and exhibitions as well as retrospectives to commemorate this milestone.

Attending journalists will have the exclusive opportunity to interview renowned laureates from mathematics and computer science, both in press panels and one-on-one. In addition, they will be able to engage directly with some of the most promising young researchers from those fields. Journalists are permitted to take part in virtually all of the Forum’s scientific program elements as well as social gatherings in the evenings. Opportunities will also be provided for journalists to network with their peers in a number of get-togethers reserved for the press corps.

The HLFF offers a limited number of travel grants for international journalists to report on this compelling event: Until April 30, 2023, journalists from all over the world, irrespective of their media affiliation (print, TV, online, radio), are invited to apply for a travel grant for the event via our online tool. These applications must include a short CV, three samples of work (indicating respective medium), an overview of publications (indicating respective medium) and planned contributions regarding the HLF.

Grants cover travel and visa costs as well as room and board during the stay in Heidelberg.


Apply for a travel grant and/or accreditation here:

Application deadlines: Travel Grant: April 30, 2023 // Non-Travel Grant: September 22, 2023

Journalists who do not receive a travel grant or who have missed the travel grant application deadline may nevertheless apply for accreditation to cover the Forum at their own expense.



The Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation (HLFF) annually organizes the Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF), which is a networking event for mathematicians and computer scientists from all over the world. The 10th Heidelberg Laureate Forum will take place from September 24 to 29, 2023. The HLFF was established and is funded by the German foundation Klaus Tschira Stiftung (KTS), which promotes natural sciences, mathematics and computer science. The scientific partners of the HLF are the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) and Heidelberg University. The HLF is strongly supported by the award-granting institutions, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the International Mathematical Union (IMU), and the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (DNVA).

Press Inquiries

Nicole Schmitt
Nikolas Mariani
Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation
Schloss-Wolfsbrunnenweg 33, 69118 Heidelberg, Germany
Telephone: +49 6221 533-384


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